21 Facts About North American


North American America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometres, about 16.

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North American America is the third-largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth by population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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In human geography and in the English-speaking world outside the United States, particularly in Canada, "North America" and "North American" can refer to just Canada and the United States together.

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North American America was reached by its first human populations during the Last Glacial Period, via crossing the Bering land bridge approximately 20,000 to 17,000 years ago.

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France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Greece, and the countries of Latin America use a six-continent model, with the Americas viewed as a single continent and North American America designating a subcontinent comprising Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Saint Pierre et Miquelon, and often Greenland, and Bermuda.

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North American America has been historically referred to by other names.

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North American America occupies the northern portion of the landmass generally referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere, the Americas, or simply America .

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North American America is the third-largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa.

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When Pangaea began to rift around 200 million years ago, North American America became part of Laurasia, before it separated from Eurasia as its own continent during the mid-Cretaceous period.

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North American America is the source of much of what humanity knows about geologic time periods.

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The most significant Late Jurassic dinosaur-bearing fossil deposit in North American America is the Morrison Formation of the western United States.

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North American America is a very large continent that extends from north of the Arctic Circle to south of the Tropic of Cancer.

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Notable North American fauna include the bison, black bear, jaguar, cougar, prairie dog, turkey, pronghorn, raccoon, coyote and monarch butterfly.

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Notable plants that were domesticated in North American America include tobacco, maize, squash, tomato, sunflower, blueberry, avocado, cotton, chile pepperand vanilla.

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The more southern cultural groups of North American America were responsible for the domestication of many common crops now used around the world, such as tomatoes, squash, and maize.

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North American America is the fourth most populous continent after Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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North American America has been witness to the growth of megapolitan areas.

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North American economy is well defined and structured in three main economic areas.

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Integration of Central North American economies occurred under the signing of the Central North American Common Market agreement in 1961; this was the first attempt to engage the nations of this area into stronger financial cooperation.

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Canada's constitution dates to 1867, with confederation, in the British North American America Act, but not until 1982 did Canada have the power to amend its own constitution.

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In contrast to largely Protestant Anglo settlers in North American America, French-speaking Canadians were Catholic and with the Quebec Act were guaranteed freedom to practice their religion, restored the right of the Catholic Church to impose tithes for its support, and established French civil law in most circumstances.

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